Albert J. Lawrence Sr., 85, Dunmore, died Thursday morning in the Greenridge Health Care Center in Scranton. His wife was the former Rena McKay, who died in 2001.
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Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Michael and Domenica Maria Santarsiero Lawrence. Al was a graduate of Dunmore High School and a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore. He served as a sergeant in the Army during the Korean War. Before retirement he worked for Capitol Records in Scranton, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and in his earlier years, worked in the family business, the Lawrence Drugstore in Dunmore.
His enjoyments included watching and listening to sports on television and radio. He had a passion for writing letters and keeping in touch with family and friends. Throughout his life, he was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. His family and the time spent with them meant everything to Al.
Surviving are three sons, Albert J. Lawrence and his wife, Patrice, Dunmore; Michael A. Lawrence and his wife, Susan, Archbald; and Joseph S. Lawrence, Dunmore; five grandchildren, Nicholas Lawrence, Dunmore; Maria Lawrence, Dunmore; Michael Lawrence, Archbald; Jonathan Lawrence, Archbald; and Corinne Lawrence, Dunmore; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Lawrence; a sister, Antoinette Lawrence; and five brothers, Joseph, August, William, Anthony and Michael.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Interment will follow the Mass in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dunmore.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 613 Baltimore Drive, Suite 3, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish, 303 Smith St., Dunmore, PA 18512.
To send the family an online condolence or for more information, visit www.DunmoreFuneralHome.com.
Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on May 17, 2013